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Family Teamwork


Published 1946


Shows how family members work and play together on a small goat ranch. Family relationships, responsibilities and cooperation are emphasized.

00:34
Man and young woman feed goats
01:07
Turkeys and ducks
01:20
Children hang wash on line to dry. Carry laundry basket
02:05
Boy pats horse on nose
02:07
Teen girl saddles horse
02:35
Young woman on horse does fancy riding. horse rears up hind legs.
03:01
Small children watch and laugh
03:03
Horse counts with hoof
03:22
Cowgirl on horse rides away
03:27
Little girl pats goat's head. She kisses goat.
03:52
CU boy eats crackers from bag of groceries.
04:10
Young woman milks goat, little girl drinks fresh goat milk from cup and licks lips. They laugh.
05:04
Young woman weighs pail of goat milk on scale on side of barn
05:17
Farmer pours goat milk into separator and turns crank.
05:47
Farmer pours goat milk into jars
05:58
Young woman in kitchen bakes cake
06:06
Children doing dishes in farm kitchen
06:16
Navy officers inspect goats. "Goats for Guam"
06:50
Pan across goat farm
07:12
Goats are loaded into truck
08:07
Farm family at dinner table. Mom tucks in little girl's napkin. Good food. Happy family. Boy pours water from jug. Little girl helps clear the table.
09:50
Mom cuts chocolate coconut cake and serves dessert to family with ice cream.
10:27
4-H fair. Pennants hanging
10:42
Children display prize goats
11:15
Rear ends of goats lined up for inspection.
11:52
Judges, livestock contests, prizes.
12:50
Boy displays prize ribbons on his belt.
13:00
Hogs. Boy with 4-H ribbon on shirt.
13:22
Teen girl wraps herself in blanket and goes to sleep on straw in goat stall.
13:42
Teen girl in apron polishes her goat trophies displayed on hutch in farmhouse
14:10
Farm family in living room. Mother knitting. Little girl with doll, father reading goat magazine.
14:40
"If I do say it myself, Barbara is a mighty pretty girl and it didn't surprise me when they used the picture on the cover of the goat magazine."
15:05
Farm family around piano. CU 4 hands on piano keys. Piano duet.
15:28
Teen girl tucks little sister into bed with doll. Turns out light.
THE END


Producer Frith Films
Audio/Visual sound, color


Credits

Produced and Photographed by Emily Benton Frith, Commentator Dom McNamara

Reviews

Reviewer: Spuzz - - July 1, 2013
Subject: Ewwwwww Patty!
More fun from the curiously small world of Frith films. Here, A narrator describes how he and his family run a goat farm. Is the fellow in the film Don Mcnamara?? I don't think so for some odd reason. Anyways, odd shots aplenty, Patti (who probably had learned to Stop, Look And Listen by now) drinks raw goat milk which is all sorts of eww. There's chocolate cake with marshmallow icing made, songs sung, goat competitions done, just never ends, but all quite fun.
Reviewer: JSBejma - - October 3, 2012
Subject: Pretty Goats
It is what it says it is; a happy go lucky documentary about a goat farming family somewhere near LA in the immediate post war period. Intact households and being white were real "in" in those days and this film inadvertently expounds on that fact.

Shows a nice herd of goats. I wouldn't get too close to that "highly spirited" horse though. I wonder how many years later the older sister finally got thrown, or how many of those people got kicked. That beast is not to be trusted.

Very decent film. File under "Welk, Lawrence."
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